Gordon Balfour

Year of Call 2002

"Gordon is a top-class advocate and unrivalled in his technical knowledge in this field. He is highly trusted by clients." - Chambers UK 2024

"He adds value to every step of a case" - Legal 500 UK

Gordon is primarily instructed to act on behalf of insurance clients in personal injury disputes. He is ranked Band 1 for personal injury by Chambers and Partners.

He has extensive experience in high value claims arising out of catastrophic injury (both spinal and brain injury); functional pain disorders; fatal accidents; and industrial disease. He is particularly skilled in the quantification of damages and has given several seminars on the application of the Ogden Tables.

Representative Cases

Crozier or Veale v Scottish Power UK PLC [2023] CSOH 50
Junior counsel for pursuers in fatal mesothelioma claim.  Successful at debate concerning interpretation of section 5 of the Damages (Scotland) Act 2011.

Scottish Hospitals Inquiry
Junior counsel for one of the Core Participants in the Inquiry.

Kavreli Group Limited v Aviva Insurance Limited [2019] 4 WLUK 585
Counsel for defender in claim for indemnity under an insurance policy following a fire.  Defender assoilzied following proof concerning misrepresentations by the pursuer.

O’Connor v Scottish Water [2018] CSOH 75
Counsel for pursuer in property damage claim involving the formation of a sinkhole.  Successful after proof involving extensive technical evidence.

AH v Greater Glasgow Health Board [2018] CSOH 57
Junior counsel for one of the defenders in the leading Scottish case against the manufacturers of vaginal mesh products.

Cole v Advocate General for Scotland Court of Session 2015 SLT 504
Counsel for defender in case concerning res judicata in the context of provisional damages.

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  • Compass Chambers
    Parliament House
    EH1 1RF